AMC is delighted that The Bradfield residential precinct in Downer was recognised with an Award for Planning Excellence in the Community Wellbeing & Diversity category at the recent Planning Institute Australia ACT Awards! With a proud history of assisting community and not-for-profit housing providers in the ACT region, AMC understood and supported CHC Australia’s vision to provide quality affordable housing for rent and purchase. Through a sustained and extensive consultative process with the Downer Community Association (DCA) and broader Downer Community, jointly led by CHC and AMC, various development parameters were agreed including a maximum development yield, maximum building height, diversity of dwelling typologies, preservation/staged replacement of a number of heritage trees, retention of the Old School Courtyard as a central asset and supporting rather than competing with the Downer Local Shops. The success of this consultation led to strong support from the DCA and a successful Territory Plan Variation process. The resulting development incorporates a mix of townhouses and apartments across 6 buildings in an attractive landscaped setting and sits comfortably in the Downer context referencing the character of the adjacent old CSIRO Experimental Station. Congratulations to all involved!
This week we were delighted to meet UC Student of Architecture, Linden Woodward, the inaugural recipient of the AMC Architecture Accommodation Scholarship. This Scholarship provides financial assistance to a first year student for on-campus accommodation costs and is awarded to financially disadvantaged students from a rural, regional or remote area demonstrating commitment to their studies and community engagement. Linden recently relocated from Goulburn to pursue his studies in Canberra. In addition to supporting the local community as a Disability Support Worker, Linden is enthusiastic about his future in his chosen profession. Congratulations Linden!
We are delighted that two recent projects designed by AMC are Finalists in the 2021 Master Builders and Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards. The refurbishment and extension to the Villaggio Residential Aged Care Facility in Page, constructed by Monarch Building, is a finalist in the “Special Purpose Commercial Building” category. While, the PSMA/Geoscape Australia fitout, built by AMA Projects, has been nominated in the “Commercial or Retail Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration $1 Million to $5 Million” category. More details about these projects can be found on our website. Winners will be announced on 22 October!
AMC is very proud to announce that the Brindabella Business Park Wellness Hub has been awarded the 2020 MBA Excellence Award for a Commercial Building <$5m! Our architectural and interior design teams thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with Capital Airport Group and Construction Control to deliver this unique facility that offers a large well-equipped gym, café and end of trip facilities for BBP users. Congratulations to all involved!
YourGP @ Denman has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Master Builders & Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards.
AMC’s fitout for YourGP @ Denman has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Master Builders and Asset Construction Hire Excellence Awards in the “Commercial or Retail Fitout, Refurbishment or Alteration $1million to $5million” category! Designed by AMC and constructed by Projex Building Group, this is the second YourGP fitout AMC has delivered in the ACT and is located in the vibrant Denman Village mixed use precinct at the heart of Denman Prospect. Responding to the organic floor plate and curved glazed façade, the fitout makes excellent use of natural lighting, with a generous use of timber elements creating a light-filled, warm and welcoming interface for staff, patients and visitors. This high quality fitout demonstrates YourGP’s continued commitment to providing excellent medical care and practice vision of “Genuine Care, Clinical Excellence”. Good luck to all Finalists, winners will be announced via a digital campaign on the MBA ACT Facebook and LinkedIn pages over the next two months.
Congratulations to Peet Limited & Mirvac on the success of their Googong North development at the recent PCA Innovation & Excellence Awards, taking out the 2020 RLB ACT Development of the Year award. This new development boasts exceptional amenities for Googong residents and incorporates the Googong North Village precinct designed by AMC. The mixed use precinct is a key element of the Googong North Masterplan, consisting of residential apartments, a Club Lime gym, supermarket, childcare centre, community centre, allied heath services, cafes and bars. The built form creates a legible and striking address for the corner of Gorman Drive & Caragh Ave with the development taking advantage of excellent vistas from the site. Internal streets and integrated landscape elements create an inviting and welcoming precinct for “Googonians” and visitors alike, consistent with Peet and Mirvac’s vision for this dynamic new community. To read more on the Googong North Mixed Use Development head here: https://amcarchitecture.com.au/portfolio/googong-north-mixed-use-development/
Congrats to all the winners at the recent Canberra Region Tourism Awards held at the National Gallery of Australia on Friday evening. A special mention goes to the Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, which took out the award for Visitor Information Services. We were very pleased to assist Visit Canberra in the design and delivery of the new Visitors Centre at Regatta Point in 2016 and more recently with the opening of a new Information Kiosk at Canberra International Airport. Both are excellent touch points for visitors and locals alike to make the most of what Canberra and surrounding regions have to offer!
AMC is delighted to announce that our team was awarded a Commendation for Interior Architecture for the Denman Village Supermarket at last night’s 2019 AIA ACT Chapter Awards. This significant achievement reflects the outstanding efforts of AMC’s interior design team and the vision of Capital Estate Developments for the Denman Prospect Local Centre. Denman Village challenges the traditional Canberra local centre paradigm, successfully integrating residential apartments and townhouses with retail, hospitality, health and commercial offerings within a bustling precinct enhanced by landscape and sculptural elements.
The world-class IGA supermarket anchors the mixed-use precinct and has become a shopping destination within its own right. At 1,000m2 the supermarket offers unique, exceptional fresh produce to the Molonglo Valley within an inviting and high-quality setting. The supermarket’s inviting and voluminous entry foyer addresses a central pedestrian plaza, augmented by a feature glazed stairwell / lift volume which connects the retail precinct to the townhouses on the upper level podium.
Congratulations team and to all the other award winners and participants on the night!
4 of AMC’s recent fitout and refurbishment projects have recently been announced as Finalists in the Master Builders ACT Building Excellence Awards 2019! We are always proud to partner with respected local building contractors such as Cockram Construction Australia Pty Ltd (Denman Village), Projex (CSIRO Data 61 Fitout), Monarch Building Solutions (38 Sydney Avenue Refurbishment) and Living Design Projects (Green Square Centre Refurbishment) in the delivery of high quality and innovative projects in our Nation’s Capital. Good luck to all finalists, winners will be announced on June 28!
AMC is excited that The Central by Goodwin has won the 2019 Rider Levett Bucknall ACT Property Development of the Year Award at the PCA’S “Roman Empire” themed ACT Awards night on Friday! This high quality retirement living development, designed by AMC, has been recognised as an innovative new approach to seniors housing that successfully integrates a new community into the heart of Crace, offering residents a range of housing choices and, unlike many such developments, their own front door. As a mixed-use precinct, it is effectively an extension of the Crace village centre and includes a sophisticated central urban landscaped area. This is the second time Goodwin has won this award, again supported by AMC, and the development is now a strong candidate for the Aurex Group Award for Best Retirement Living Development at the National PCA Awards night later this month. We wish Goodwin the best of luck!
Congratulations to all involved and to the other industry winners on the night.
Read more about this project and the awards here.
AMC’s base building refurbishment of Penrhyn House (2-6 Bowes Street) in Woden and The Central at Crace were officially announced as Finalists in the 2019 Property Council of Australia Innovation & Excellence Awards on Friday. The inclusion of these projects speaks to the success of each in demonstrating excellence in innovative, high quality and sustainable design within their respective categories (Penrhyn House: Best Sustainable Development – Existing Building, The Central: Best Retirement Living Development).
Thank you to the PCA for a special mention in your Press Release!
Winners will be announced at the PCA Awards Gala Dinner on 17 May. Good luck to our fellow nominees!
Congratulations to Manteena who won the HIA Specialised Housing Category award at the recent 2018 HIA-CSR ACT/Southern NSW Housing Awards for The Central retirement village development in Crace – very well deserved!
We would also like to acknowledge our client, Goodwin, and their vision and courage to develop an innovative retirement living precinct embedded within the new Crace community, offering residents access to high quality services and a range of accommodation options. AMC enjoyed working with Dowse Projects, DSB, Rudds, Sellick Consultants, Certified Building Solutions and PBS Building with Stage 1 on what is an exciting project.